This was a wonderful vacation for us, one of the best, and it's difficult to separate the boat from the ports we visited. This was our first time to this part of the world and now we can scratch Pompeii, the Parthenon, and the Greek ... Read More
This was a wonderful vacation for us, one of the best, and it's difficult to separate the boat from the ports we visited. This was our first time to this part of the world and now we can scratch Pompeii, the Parthenon, and the Greek isles off our bucket list.
As to the boat, there was much to like and very little to take issue with. As big as it is, we rarely felt the presence of so many people. There were times when the elevators were impossible but that's about it. We talked to several people that, like us, watched empty cars fly right past them. The ship really needs to reprogram them.
The food was good in the main dining room, in the cafeteria there were a few exceptions. The clam chowder had no clams, the bean soup no beans. Either the soup was pisspoor or the guy serving it up didn't know all the substance was at the bottom. And every pot of scrambled eggs contained soggy, undercooked eggs. We were told they put cream in them. You would think with several egg stations around they'd at least cook one properly. We ended up getting our eggs at the omelet station where they made them to order.
We ate in one specialty restaurant, the Tuscan. While it was good it wasn't $100 better than the main dining. room. At best it was a slight upgrade so save your money.
With the exception of a couple of obviously new staff, all Celebrity employees were excellent. You won't find a better room attendant than Leslie, or better bartenders than the group in the Ensemble.
Onboard entertainment was excellent about the ship.. The theater was hit or miss. Their in house shows were strange, We watched very talented people singing lousy songs or songs they had no business trying to sing. When a high pitched soprano tries to sing a baritone song, all you can do is scratch your head in confusion.
They had an excellent trio perform Motown, a replacement fill on the last night did a wonderful job and a British comedian (Jon Courtenoy) I wanted to slug. Just a day after the Manchester massacre this jackass gets up there and tells Trump jokes. How insensitive, classless, and boorish can anyone be? If his own children were splattered all over the city of Manchester I wonder if he would have thought it was funny? My prayers are with Manchester and I pray Trump's message to the Muslim world will be answered.
Getting on and off the boat was a breeze at all ports. All in all a very nice boat and an excellent choice for a vacation. Read Less